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"April 20th Meeting (Omni DTLA)"
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
Program: 1:00 P.M - Adjourn: 5:00 P.M.
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza (Watercourt Rm)
251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

(818) 558-3908
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May qualify for 2.5 CFP Credit(s). FPALA follows the CE guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy Regulations.
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Member $40 $65
Non Member $65 $90
Guest Speaker(s):

Steve Caruthers, American Funds, International Equities: Is It Time to Jump In?
Chris Hamilton, CPA, CFE, CVA, What Financial Planners Need to Know about Business Valuation
Amy Mullen, Money Quotient, Becoming A Superhuman Financial Planner: Strengthen your ESP by taking a multi-discliplinary approach to Financial Planning - Taking Behavioral Finance to Implementation

Event Schedule:
1:00 PMRegistration & Networking
1:20 PMWelcome & Chapter Announcements
1:30 PMSteve Caruthers, American Funds: International Equities: Is It Time to Jump In?
2:30 PM (1 CFP CEU) Chris Hamilton, CPA: Business Valuations - How to Incorporate into Clients' Financial Plan
3:30 PM (1.5 CFP CEUs) Amy Mullen: Becoming A Superhuman Financial Planner: Strengthen your ESP by taking a multi-disciplinary approach to Financial Planning - Taking Behavioral Finance to Implementation
5:00 PMAdjourn to Happy Hour
5-6:30 PMHappy Hour - Thanks to our Sponsor:

Event Details:
Thank you to American Funds, Capital Group for sponsoring this meeting.

Join FPA-LA for our April Meeting in Downtown LA! We have a great program planned that will discuss international equities, business valuations and behavioral finance. Light snacks and appetizers will be provided.

Business Valuations: Through this presentation, advisors will learn how the value of a business determined and how it applies to their clients' taxes. This will be an in-depth discussion of tax implications related to business valuations for buy-sell agreements and estate planning purposes especially related to income taxation of estates and business entities.

Become a Superhuman Financial Planner: Strengthen Your ESP (Extra-Sensory Perception) by taking a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Financial Planning. Enhance the effectiveness of the work you do with your clients by taking a multi-disciplinary perspective of the dynamics at play in your relationship, in how you communicate, and in your client's financial beliefs, behaviors, and decisions. During this presentation, Amy will share research in behavioral finance, positive psychology, and biology and discuss various theories such as Principles of Adult Education, Self-Determination Theory, and Stages of Change. She will demonstrate how to apply these insights and knowledge to the work you do with your client by introducing a 5-E Model for Effective Communication. This model was specifically designed to enhance the 6-step Financial Planning process to increase the client's level of trust and commitment in the advisor, client engagement in the financial planning process, and the effectiveness of the overall working relationship.

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International Equities: Is It Time to Jump In?, Steve Caruthers, American Funds

Steve Caruthers is an equity investment specialist at Capital Group. He has 22 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for 12 years. Prior to joining Capital, he was at J.P. Morgan serving as the primary investment contact for institutional retirement plan clients. He holds an MBA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles. Steve is based in Los Angeles.

What Financial Planners Need to Know about Business Valuation, Chris Hamilton, CPA, CFE, CVA

Most of Chris Hamilton's professional time is spent in the areas of business valuations, fraud, forensic accounting and litigation related engagements. He has served as an expert in civil, criminal, probate and family court matters, and he is an Appointed Court Economic Expert in Ventura County Superior and Municipal courts.
Mr. Hamilton gained experience in the accounting field even before graduating, working five years for a local firm. Upon graduating in 1985 he continued work with the same firm and then eventually moved to private industry, taking the position of a Division Controller and then an Operations Manager. He subsequently moved back into public accounting in 1989 and formed what is now known as Arxis Financial in 1991.

Chris Hamilton is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, and a Diplomat with the American Board of Forensic Accounting.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (1985); Option: Accounting Theory and Practice, California State University, Northridge

Becoming A Superhuman Financial Planner: Strengthen your ESP by taking a multi-discliplinary approach to Financial Planning - Taking Behavioral Finance to Implementation, Amy Mullen, Money Quotient

Amy Mullen is Vice President of Money Quotient. In this role, she frequently presents at financial planning conferences on various aspects of financial life planning, financial motivation and change, and creating effective client-planner relationships. She also focuses much of her time conducting trainings, including the "M.Q. Fundamentals of Financial Life Planning" training and the "Empowering Change: Understanding Motivations and Guiding Financial Decision Making" Advanced Training, as well as providing individualized consulting to financial planners, helping them to design and customize their own Financial Life Planning client meeting process.

Amy recently passed CFP exam in July of 2016. She is also completing an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree with a concentration in "Financial Motivation & Change" at Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego, OR. Amy has been an active member of FPA for over 10 years and has serves as Director of Education on the Chapter Board of FPA of Puget Sound, Programs Committee Member for the FPA of Southwest Washington/Oregon, and a Task Force member for the National FPA Retreat in 2015. Outside of the office, Amy enjoys photography, live music, foodie adventures, and outdoor activities.

Please note: Reservations for the meetings must be made in writing and cannot be taken over the phone. You can either print the reservation form and fax it to the office or register online. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance to avoid being charged.

Please call the FPALA office at (818) 558-3908 with questions
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